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Old 09-26-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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I've worked with first graders a lot as well. I found that the key to keeping them focused is a lot of hands-on activity. If you think about it, this age group is still pretty fresh to the school scene, so sometimes formal lessons with "worksheets" don't always keep them focused. Try different types of performance assessments with your lessons as well as hands-on activities. I know you can't always plan hands-on activites in every lesson, so another great method is using incentives and rewards. (Most elementary schools have some sort of prize/reward system)

I hope this helps, you're with a great age group. If all else fails just have fun with it. If you're having fun the students will have fun too and be more motivated to listen


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